Title: The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1)
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Release date: August 26th 2014
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
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In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.
Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.
Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn't: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between…
Ivy is a young woman that all her life has seen things that are not there, dark places and in some point in her life had received psychological help. And that right now isn´t having a good week because her sister is missing and when she arrives to town to ask around about her disappearance, she´s attacked by some people and rescued/kidnapped by a mysterious man. And soon she´ll discover that what she has seen all her life were not hallucinations but she can see what happens in another dimension and its inhabitants are demons and that she will need the help of Adrian (her abductor/savior) to get back her sister.
The dimension of demons and how is ruled reminded me a lot of the Soul Screamers series demon dimensions, which is very dark, cold and extremely dangerous.
Overall, I liked the story and it had me guessing who is really Adrian, because he´s someone with many secrets, someone who does not trust easily and someone that Ivy who should not trust (his words). This story comes is part the paranormal romance New Adult genre, it´s action-packed, with romance and a little bit of mystery. The romance it felt like insta-attraction/lust, almost at first sight, but it was also handled like that are meant to attract each other.